Sony/ATV Music Publishing has launched an Android and iOS app for its royalty portal, SCORE.
The new app will allow the company’s songwriters and their representatives to obtain real-time, detailed access to their current royalty account. Previously royalty calculations required waiting until the end of any statement period. Also available is an overview of historic earnings information that can be searched and organized by song title, income source, time period and territory.
The app additionally includes the SCORECARD, which uses a graphic interface to offer a simple and up-to-date, top-view summary of a writer’s royalties. Through SCORECARD clients can also drill down further to access, and even download in-depth information about their earnings in exceptional granular detail.
Sony/ATV Chairman and CEO Martin Bandier said: “At Sony/ATV we are committed to providing our songwriters and their teams with an unrivalled level of transparency and service, which includes giving them access to the most highly-detailed royalty information available. The launch of the SCORE app is an important next step in us delivering on that promise and now means our writers can obtain an unsurpassed insight into their historic and current period earnings with one simple click.”
Dale Esworthy, Sony/ATV Senior Vice President, Worldwide Administration, said: “The SCORE app is one more way to connect to our writers. Every day our admin teams around the world are working on behalf of all our writers—to register, license, collect and pay—and the results of all this work are now even more visible to the writers on a continual basis. We are proud to offer this level of service and detail to all our writers around the globe.”
Grammy-nominated and 2016 ACM and BMI Songwriter Of The Year Ross Copperman, who has written for artists including Kenny Chesney, Brett Eldredge and Keith Urban, said: “Sony/ATV continues to pursue fair compensation for songwriters and, at the same time, makes worldwide information related to my songs easily accessible to me.”
Grammy-winning songwriter Chris DeStefano, whose hits include songs for Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood, added: “I’m grateful to have a publisher partner like Sony/ATV who continually provides me with relevant, easy to access information about my songs.”
Available to download from both the Google Play and iTunes stores, the app is powered by Sony/ATV’s TEMPO system. Administrative support is available in writer local territories from local administration staff which utilizes Sony/ATV’s worldwide network of local creative and administration teams. In addition, they are able to utilize their close relationships with the relevant societies and their colleagues around the world to accurately register songs and collect royalties.
Visit SonyATV.com for more insight into SCORE.
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